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Elks donation will keep pool waters clear

Posted on March 22, 2023 by Sunny South News

By Erika Mathieu
Sunny South News

The recent donation from the Picture Butte Elks Lodge #268 will replace the pool’s dolphin cleaner.

The Cor Van Raay & Community Aquatic Centre in Picture Butte received a $2,450 donation from the Picture Butte Elks on March 16.

The Picture Butte Elks Lodge #268 has donated over $335,000 to their community over the past 22 years through various fundraising efforts and direct support. Recent figures reported by Elks Alberta noted Picture Butte Elks Lodge #268 members have contributed nearly 30,000 volunteer hours.

The Picture Butte chapter also recently contributed $1,800 to the Mighty Lil Elk Program. An initiative which launched in 2022 and provides hospital bags to assist caregivers who are admitted to a regional hospital and do not have belongings with them.

The Mighty Lil Elk program supports paediatric patients and their caregivers who have been rushed to a hospital outside their community for care. The urgent relocation often leaves caregivers without any immediate assistance to get supplies such as hygiene items, cellphone chargers, and food.

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